[kawrt-room, -roo m, kohrt-]


a room in which the sessions of a law court are held.

Origin of courtroom

First recorded in 1670–80; court + room Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a room in which the sittings of a law court are held
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Word Origin and History for courtroom

1670s, from court (n.) + room (n.).

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